PPPoE Setup for Windows XP

A broadband connection is used when an MHTC wireless radio customer needs to connect to the Internet and doesn’t haveĀ a router.

Click the Start buttonĀ then select Control Panel from the menu.

Windows XP gives you the option to view the Control Panel in two different views: Category View and Classic View. Use the link on the left side of the page to switch between classic and category view.

Category View
Click Network and Internet Connections then on Network Connections.

Classic View
Double click on Network Connections.

Click Create a new connection in the Network Connections window.

The New Connection Wizard begins.
Click Next.

Select Connect to the Internet.
Click Next.

Select Set up my connection manually.
Click Next.

Select Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password.
Click Next.

ISP Name = Type MHTC.
Click Next.

User name = Type your MHTC account user name (everything before the @).
Password = Type your MHTC e-mail password.
Confirm password = Type your MHTC e-mail password again.

Select Use this account name and password when anyone connects to the Internet from this computer. Especially important if you have multiple accounts set up on the computer.

Select Make this the default Internet connection.
Click Next.

Select Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop.
Click Finish.

The PPPOE connection dialog box opens.
Click Connect.

Note: Although the connection dialog box looks like a dial-up connection it really isn’t. More information about broadband connections can be found by searching the Internet.

If you purchase a router, the PPPOE settings will then need to be put on the router and this broadband connection disabled.


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